The accused, identified as 33-year-old Jamsher, was captured on a CCTV installed at a home on the YMCA road in rural Kozhikode. He has been charged for sexual assault.
In the video at first, Jamsher is seen walking past the camera and going down a narrow lane while the woman follows him. As the two reach the end of the lane, Jamsher is seen trying to molest the woman who resists him. The footage shows her falling to the ground as she tries to fend off her attacker.
After the video went viral, the police registered a suo motto case. The footage helped them identify Jamsher as the assaulter and led to his arrest.
The woman has been sent for a medical examination, the police said.